Monday, January 09, 2006

Free booze benefits homeless alcoholics

Canada news:
TORONTO, Ontario (Reuters) -- Giving homeless alcoholics a regular supply of booze may improve their health and their behavior, the Canadian Medical Association Journal said in a study published
on Tuesday.

Seventeen homeless adults, all with long and chronic histories of alcohol abuse, were allowed up to 15 glasses of wine or sherry a day -- a glass an hour from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. -- in the Ottawa-based program, which started in 2002 and is continuing. ...

"Once we give a 'small amount' of alcohol and stabilize the addiction, we are able to provide health services ..."
He calls 15 drinks a day a "small amount"! A lot of people would just pass out after 15 drinks.